What Is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census is a critical process that affects every community. Every 10 years, the United States conducts a census with the goal to count the entire population of the country in the place where they live. This includes all people regardless of age, housing situation, or citizenship status. It’s the only time we count everyone.
Why Does the Census Matter to Me?
This once-in-a-decade event is critical for the families and communities Community Action serves in Ramsey and Washington Counties. It is essential that all people are counted. Census data shapes the future of our communities and determines that citizens get equal and fair representation in congress, that every community receives the federal funding to which they're entitled, and that our policymakers make more informed decisions.
This will affect you and your community directly. The census will also determine how much money your community receives for updating schools, building new hospitals, repairing broken roads, and maintaining public utilities such as water, sewage, and electricity.
In addition, census data will determine how more than $800 billion in federal government resources will be distributed each year for essential programs like CSBG, Head Start, LiHEAP, and SNAP. These programs fund many of the services we provide at Community Action, and an accurate count will help ensure we are working with the community the best way we can.
Join Community Action and Be Counted!
Community Action will provide multiple stations where you can safely and privately participate in the 2020 Census. Join us in 2020 during the census and make sure you and your family are counted!